How to host an amazing Easter Beer Hunt

Holidays aren’t just for kids. So ice down some brewskies for a wacky Easter Beer Hunt! Start by giving your activity a clever name like “Y’Easter Beer Safari” or “Tour de Bunny Hops.” Next set a party date and contact guests. Ask each person to bring a six-pack of their favorite alcoholic beverage or a new brew to try.   If you’re feeling generous, buy the…

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DIY St. Patrick’s Day beer mug decorations

I’m pretty sure most St. Patrick’s Day parties are just beer destinations … and rightly so. The love of beer is weaved throughout Irish history. One of Ireland’s oldest and most popular beers is Guinness, an Irish dry stout crafted in 1759 in Dublin. To honor the Irish brew tradition, I want to share a fitting St. Patrick’s Day decoration for your party. You can use…

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How to choose a craft beer

Microbreweries are popping up everywhere and the number of craft beers making their debut is staggering. For a novice like myself, choosing a brew is confusing. Will I like an ale or a lager? Do I select by color? How can I keep from sounding like an idiot when I order? Craft Beer 101 To get you started, I’m going…

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Wedding math: How much to buy?

One of the hardest parts of planning a wedding reception is calculating how much of everything you’ll need. Running out of beer for thirsty guests or napkins for messy eaters can be embarrassing. Much of your planning will revolve around how many guests show up. Factors like weather can greatly alter wedding guest calculations, but the general rule of…

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Custom foil stamping for wedding sparkle!

I’m typically not a fan of hot trends but custom foil stamping has my attention. I’m obsessed with the “old world” look of the shiny pressed foil and the sophistication it brings to wedding napkins and invitations. The appearance and feel of foil-stamped items makes me think of royalty and romantic castles with dreamy knights and beautiful princesses. It’s every…

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9 Most Popular Valentine’s Day Cocktails!

Want to serve the most requested Valentine’s Day cocktails at your party? Of course you do! Treat your guests to drinks served in the finest dining establishments across the country! According to the National Retail Federation, about 55 percent of Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day in some manner. About a quarter of the population eats out; it’s the second-most popular dining…

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Hot tips for “Greenery” weddings!

Brides across the globe will be seeing green this year, in a good way. “Greenery” recently was selected as the Pantone Color of the Year 2017 and the bridal industry has taken note. Wedding planners everywhere are busy mixing the earthy, yellow-green hue into decorations, clothing, favors and even food. “‘Greenery’ symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature,…

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Lots for Soldiers assists veterans with American Dream

A small Ohio group called Lots for Soldiers is helping local veterans obtain home ownership. The nonprofit organization based in Celina, Ohio, was formed in 2014 to provide support and services to current and former members of all branches of the U.S. military. The program is not needs-based; its focus is giving thanks to those who’ve served their country. How it…

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A lesson on the gift of giving

Most of us this week are thinking about parties and the gifts we still need to buy and wrap for Christmas. But something else keeps popping into my head. It’s the face of a young mother I recently met who wasn’t focused on Christmas gatherings and presents. She was thinking about survival. A chance meeting About a week ago our employees donated…

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18 incredibly smart koozie® uses

If you think koozies® just keep beverages cold, you’re in for a surprise! The list of everyday can cooler uses is mind-boggling! Put those koozies® to work! Those custom can coolers stashed in your cupboard can serve as little helpers around the house, in the car … just about anywhere! Keep a few in your purse, glove compartment or gym bag…

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